Training & Exercise 

Emergency preparedness training and exercises are not open to the public. Community Outreach events are open to the public. Official agency representatives who want to observe exercises may contact the Office of Emergency Management about attending.

Exercise Schedule

Exercises are a key component of national preparedness—they provide elected and appointed officials and stakeholders from across the whole community with the opportunity to shape planning, assess and validate capabilities, and address areas for improvement in a low-risk environment.

Training Schedule

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free Independent Study (IS) online courses that are available to the general public on a wide variety of topics. To learn more about the Independent Study Program and view available courses click here.

Check this page often to see what training opportunities are available throughout the region. Current and upcoming classes are listed below.

Title Dates Location Description
G191 Incident Command System / Emergency Operations Center Interface Wednesday
4/4/18
Montgomery County EOC Training Room The course provides an opportunity for  emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC)interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate an interface. This course works best when delivered to Incident Command System and Emergency Operations Center personnel from the same community.
G288 Local Volunteer and Donations Management Wednesday
4/4/18
Thursday
4/5/18
Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management Course Purpose: This course addresses the planning considerations and operational requirements for an effective donations management system at the local level. A special emphasis is put on the importance of collaborative partnerships between local government, voluntary agencies, and community organizations as the key to success in volunteer and donations management.
ICS 400, Intermediate ICS
Wednesday
4/11/18
Thursday
4/12/18
Prince Georges County Office of Emergency Management
This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses, which are prerequisites for the ICS 400 course.
ICS 300, Intermediate ICS Monday
4/16/18
Tuesday
4/17/18
Wednesday
4/18/18
Anne Arundel County Fire Department Headquarters This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.
ICS 400, Intermediate ICS Wednesday
4/18/18
Thursday
4/19/18
Anne Arundel County Fire Department Headquarters This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses, which are prerequisites for the ICS 400 course.
Customer Service Annual Refresher Wednesday
4/18/18
Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Customers expect the best possible customer service from  their state government. This training is an annual refresher course for the mandated customer service training (Promoting an Agency Customer Service). 

​ICS 300, Intermediate ICS
Monday
4/23/18
Tuesday 4/24/18
Wednesday
4/25/18
Montgomery County Fire Station #34 - Montgomery County, MD
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.
ICS 400, Advanced ICS Tuesday
4/24/18
Wednesday
4/25/18
Ocean City Beach Patrol Headquarters This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses, which are prerequisites for the ICS 400 course.
E 311 Short Course Decision Support Training for Evacuations
Wednesday
4/25/18
Montgomery County EOC Training Room The course provides an opportunity for emergency management and response personnel to begin developing an Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC)interface for their communities. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate an interface. This course works best when delivered to Incident Command System and Emergency Operations Center personnel from the same community.
ICS 400, Advanced ICS Thursday
4/26/18
Friday
4/27/18
Montgomery County Fire Station #34 - Montgomery County, MD This course provides training for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses, which are prerequisites for the ICS 400 course.

Upcoming Conferences

We encourage our staff to increase their general knowledge and learn about new trends and best practices while providing them with the opportunity to establish new working relationships with other professionals. Here are some of the training venues you will find Annapolis OEM staff this year:

  • National Hurricane Conference (March 26-29: Orlando, FL)
    The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management.
  • National Homeland Security Conference (UASI) (June 9-12: Buffalo, NY)
    The National Homeland Security Conference provides a direct bridge to connect and share best practices among those charged with keeping our Nation safe.  Attendees typically include Homeland Security professionals, Emergency Managers and planners, public safety representatives from every response discipline, local, State, and Federal government leaders from the largest metropolitan areas in the 50 states and U.S. territories, as well as subject matter experts from the private sector.
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Conference (October 19-24: Grand Rapids, MI)
    The IAEM Annual Conference provides a forum to discuss current trends and topics, share information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advance the work of IAEM. Conference sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas and collaborate to protect lives and property from disaster.

NOTE: These conferences are available to the general public and will have a fee attached in order to attend. For more information, click on the name of the event that interests you.